When life gets hectic, my mind tends to retreat to dream escapes where access to the fast pace of everyday life is extremely limited. One of my favorite mental retreat destinations is Bora Bora, French Polynesia. It’s a destination where travel from your resort of choice does not require off site excursions to have a great time. With many luxury resorts to choose from, a stay at the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is one of the premier destinations for many travelers. Nestled on a 40 plus acre motu (or small island), the resort offers exquisitely designed accommodations for everyone. Guests can select from one of over 100 over water bungalows or one of 15 private villas with private pools along a semi-private beach. This is an ideal choice for couples looking for a romantic getaway to a group of friends looking for a posh experience. Rooted in Polynesian and French culture, Bora Bora and its many attractions boasts an experience that is unparalleled. From helicopter and boat excursions that provide picturesque views of the island to submarine rides, it is truly a picture perfect paradise. It’s one of those destinations where you will be able to remember the vivid imagery and rich colors forever.
If you travel off of the resort, shopping at some of the local artisan shops and boutiques is highly recommended. But a stop at The Farm of the Bora Bora Pearl Company is a must. While the island is known for producing some of the finest black pearls in the world, The Farm provides a unique shopping experience that can also include diving for your own black pearl.
When it’s all said and done, the Four Seasons has a fantastic holistic spa to retreat to that is rich in ancient traditions and rituals that will allow you to relax and unwind, as well as great dining experiences that you can enjoy in the comforts of your accommodations or at one of the resort restaurants.
So with that, wheels up. Our virtual journey this week is to paradise. Next stop is Bora Bora.